Artisan Caramels Book Review and Giveaway

Artisan Caramels Book Review and Giveaway on The Cottage Mama.

Today I’m excited to introduce you to the book, Artisan Caramels by Sandy Arevalo. Not only is this an incredible book on how to make the most delicious caramels you have ever tasted, but the author lives in the next town over. And on top of that, my very good friend, Danica of Flora Danica Photography, photographed the entire book! I want to share a little about this book and then Sandy will be giving away an autographed copy as well as 1 pound of her handmade salted caramels (see below).

Artisan Caramels Book Review and Giveaway on The Cottage Mama.

Artisan Caramels Book Review and Giveaway on The Cottage Mama.

Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for the baker or chef in your life or you want to try your hand at making handmade caramels, you will love the book, Artisan Caramels. It is filled with recipes for all different types of caramels such as Salted Caramel (my favorite), Hot, Hot Chocolate, S’mores, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Orange, Chocolate Cheesecake and so many more!

Artisan Caramels Book Review and Giveaway on The Cottage Mama.

Artisan Caramels Book Review and Giveaway on The Cottage Mama.

The book starts out by instructing you on the different tools needed in making perfect caramels. The base ingredients are quite simple and then you add different additional ingredients to create unique flavors such as the Banana Chocolate Walnut Caramels pictured above. Now one tool that is a must in candy making, is a candy thermometer. If you want perfectly chewy and delicious caramels (and Sandy’s recipes produce the BEST chewy caramels), I would say this is a must! You can order one online or pick it up at your local specialty cooking supply store. How perfect would this book paired with a candy thermometer be for a Christmas gift this year?

Don’t have the energy to make your own caramels? Well, you’re in luck! Sandy sells her delicious caramels by the half pound and full pound over on her website, Firefly Confections. With having a new little baby, I just don’t have the time to do handmade gifts this season so I ordered several pounds of different caramels to give along with gift cards for our teachers and other loved ones. You can order by clicking HERE.

Artisan Caramels Book Review and Giveaway on The Cottage Mama.

Now I know I’m a little bias since Danica is my friend, but the photography in this book is stunning. The scenes she has created have you wanting to make and eat the caramels right this very minute. If you are in the Chicagoland area and are looking for a lifestyle photographer, definitely check out her website and like her on Facebook……..her work is simply gorgeous. She’s a photographer on the rise, so I’m sure you will be seeing her work in other publications soon!

Artisan Caramels Book Review and Giveaway on The Cottage Mama.

So how about a little giveaway? Sandy is giving away an autographed copy of her book as well as 1 pound of her incredible salted caramels. You can enter via the rafflecopter below. Also, if you’d like to order the book right now, you can order it via Sandy’s website, Firefly Confections, or on Additionally, you can order Sandy’s handmade caramels by clicking HERE.

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  1. YUM!!!!

  2. jpmdesign blogspot had your tutorial for these lovely coasters.This So I couldn’t resist looking around yours! What a lovely blog and thank you for sharing your talent!
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    Artisan Caramels by Sandy Arevalo looks inviting!

  3. I agree, that photography is gorgeous!
    Those caramels sound amazing, and pretty unique with all of the different flavors!
    I’ve actually made caramels a bunch of times recently without a candy thermometer… once you’ve done it a few times you get a feel for when it’s finished. =)

  4. Sandy’s offerings looked great! (I clicked on her website) But, sadly, her prices for her treats are beyond my means :\ — Considering the price, shipping, etc, + with xmas-time gifts for family, etc. I wish you and her well though!! Everything looks delicious.

  5. Thanks for a chance to win that beautiful book! I know a certain daughter-in-law who would enjoy trying out those recipes, and I could taste them for her to make sure they came out right!

  6. The book sounds great!
    And I wholeheatedly agree about the photos. They are beautiful!!

  7. The photography IS stunning! Thank you for this opportunity. I happyily and merrily own a copy of this book, but would happily donate a copy if I am the lucky winner. Happy Holidays!